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Nov 29, 2009 8:00am EST
. >> thanks, reynold. >>> two days from now, president obama going to tell the world why he wants to send more u.s. forces to afghanistan. that is part of his plan. it's not going to surprise a lot of people, at least some parts of it. some of the troop numbers, expecting up to 34,000. some of that was leaked days ago. what we can expect from the president's speech that we haven't heard yet is details about an exit strategy. wednesday, white house officials said we wouldn't be in afghanistan by 2018, but then backed off the statement. in the past, general stanley mcchrystal, the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan, said a troop drawdown could start by 2013. nato will decide how many additional international forces it's willing to commit at a meeting scheduled for december 7th. but it has become more clear that british and possibly others are focused on withdrawal. gordon brown will host an international conference in london on january 28th to discuss turning security back over to afghan forces. and then there is this. there's a senate report out that says u.s. forces missed a key o
Nov 22, 2009 8:00am EST
intervention. betty and richard? >> well, the white house released a statement saying president obama was gratified by the senate vote and it said, "brings us one step closer to ending insurance company abuses, reigning in spiralinging health care costs, and bringing security and stability to those with health insurance and extending qualitying coverage to those when lack it." >> let's look at the key parts of this plan in the estimate. the estimated cost is $848 billion over the first ten years. the legislation would expand health insurance coverage to 30 million more u.s. citizens. that means it would provide health insurance to 96% of the eligible population. and according to the congressional budget office, the senate plan would reduce the federal deficit by $130 billion over ten years. it would require individuals to buy health insurance, but it would not mandate that all employers offer that health care insurance. more on the senate vote and that democratic plan. cnn chief national correspondent john king joins us in 15. >>> officials are investigating a radiation leak at three mile
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